School Days

It seems I might have failed in getting a picture of the first day of MDO last year.  Oops!  For reference, here's a picture taken around this time a year ago:

Look at those cute little baby hands!  And the chubby cheeks!

And here are Addison & Mackenzie on the first day back to school last week--their first day in the three-year-old class:


It's hard to believe how much they've grown and changed.  Looking at these pictures, I realize how much of the baby-ness has disappeared over the last year.  But man, I love these grown-up girls.  They are such little hams lately; they make me laugh like no one else can.  True, they can also push my buttons like no one else can...but that's just part of the deal, right?

The first week back to school went very well in our house.  They went for the short summer program, so they've really only had about a month without the school routine.  Still, I was a little worried, since they've spent most of the last three or four weeks staying in their pajamas all day and not having to even leave the house most days.  It was a relief that all three days went as smoothly as we could have hoped, and it seems A & M are going to love their year in the three-year-old class.

I always ask my youth group at church if they are ready to go back to school...it's usually pretty evenly split, with about half dreading it and half ready to get back in the swing of things.  I was usually one of the ready-to-go kind of kids, though I probably wouldn't have admitted it.  I loved school, and I particularly loved the first-day, new-year excitement.  Ahh, the memory of all the fresh and clean notebooks and school supplies makes me smile.  (Actually, new supplies still make me ridiculously happy...you never outgrow some things, I guess!)

Which camp were you in--looking forward to school or dreading it?  And I KNOW I'm not the only one who still stocks up for myself when school supplies go on sale, RIGHT?


  1. We went to Target today, and I had to go back through the school supply aisle. Sadly, they're still not on markdown...but I guess that just means I'll need to go back, right? ;)

    I agree...this is such a fun age! But it is some kinda crazy to realize how much our *babies* have grown. Sometimes I look at our girls and just can't believe it. I have definitely had a few moments lately, as I was washing the girls' fall / winter stuff -- size 4T! It look so BIG! It's really just hard to take in.

    So glad your little ladies are making the transition back to school so well. :) :)

    (Oh, and...5 days and counting!!! RTR!!!)

  2. I can't say I ever LOVED going back to school (because it interfered with important things like READING) but I've always loved the new books and pencils of the new year.

    I still do! I'm going to write a post on the organising blog about all the stuff I got at STAPLES and TARGET! And really, my love language is stationery so if you see some things I'll like mail me a pic and I'll paypal you money to send to me!

  3. I was one of those kids that liked to go to school too :) Lets hope our girls are like that.
    Cute Pictures!!!

  4. i LOVE (and loveD) back to school time. i love new clips and pencils and the fact that everyone is motivated to do well. :)

    my kids are still not convinced. they like their current teachers and they are not interested in changing rooms at school right now. :( poor things.

    and your girls are super cute. :) love those pics


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